On 16 January 2018 the President made an Order granting Inmarsat Ventures Limited permission to intervene. The President made a further Order on 24 January 2018 establishing an interim confidentiality ring in these proceedings (the “Interim Confidentiality Ring Order”).
A case management conference took place on 14 February 2018 at which the Chairman: (i) made an ex tempore ruling on confidentiality; (ii) made an order amending the Interim Confidentiality Ring Order; and (iii) gave various case management directions.
A pre-trial review took place on 12 June 2018.
The main hearing of the appeal took place over four days namely 26, 27, 28 June and 3 July 2018 (inclusive). Judgment was handed down on 7 December 2018.
On 12 December 2018, the Chairman made an Order extending time for filing any applications for permission to appeal the Judgment. A hearing took place on 15 April 2019 at which the Chairman made an ex tempore ruling on: (i) Viasat's application for permission to appeal the Tribunal's substantive Judgment; and (ii) Inmarsat's application for its costs of the proceedings.